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the border patrol still works hard to protect the ranchers. and with increased manpower and technology, has dramatically reduced illegal border crossings. >> the fact of the matter is is that substantial gains have been made. we need to make additional gains. do we want them to feel safe in their homes? absolutely. >> reporter: but ranchers say they still feel unprotected on their own land, along a border they insist is not secure. mark porter, nbc news, arivaca, arizona. >>> it was an overwhelming display of affection outside the vatican today as tens of thousands crowded st. peter's square for one of pope benedict xvi final public appearances. the pope will set step down 11 days from now, setting in motion the search for a new leader and maybe a new direction for the catholic church. nbc's anne thompson is at the vatican tonight with more. anne? >> reporter: good evening, lester. tonight, the pope is on a week-long lenten retreat inside the vatican with the days of his papacy numbered. now, every public appearance of benedict's is a must-see event. for more than 50,000 people, this was th
the skills they need. infrastructure, like roads. research, including clean energy technology. and manufacturing. >> the inauguration was more about the underdog. this is about people that have already made it, but the american dream is fading, and he's got their backs. >> reporter: adding to the urgency of tuesday's speech, the looming sequester deadline set for march 1st when $85 billion in across the board cuts are set to take effect. >> we can't have any more self-inflicted wounds on this economy. the economy is poised to take off, if we do the right things. >> reporter: the president warning those cuts could cause a huge blow to the economy. but republicans firmly oppose more tax revenue as a solution. >> the problem is, david, every time you turn around, the answer is to raise taxes. and, you know, he just got his tax hike on the wealthy. and you can't in this town ever three months raise taxes. >> reporter: while some of the president's most prominent items fallwell below the economy in budget deficits, among americans' top concerns, mr. obama is expected to cast them i
vision to improve as the amazing technology advances. >> correct. >> reporter: robert bazell, nbc news, new york. >>> the vatican revealed today pope benedict fell and cut his head while on a trip to mexico last year. a vatican spokesman insists, the fall had no impact on his overall, larger decision to abdicate. but it is the second time in three days we have learned of a preexisting health issue with the 85-year-old pope who on tuesday let it be known he has a pacemaker. he had just had a procedure performed to have the battery changed two months ago. >>> still ahead, as we continue on this thursday night, a close encounter, the likes of which we here on earth have never seen before. it's now just hours away. >>> and later on this valentine's day, what's the secret to a long and happy marriage? some surprising answers tonight from folks who know a thing or two about that. >>> suppose you to try wearing a helmet tonight, but little any of us can do about it. the planet earth is preparing, nonetheless, for the closest encounter we have had in a long while with a foreign object, a giant
these than there are of the big ones. >> i'd say the appropriate technology for deflecting a dangerous asteroid could possibly be a nuclear bomb, but the key is catching and detecting the objects early. >> reporter: experts say that friday's blast could have killed thousands of people had the meteor landed in the middle of a large city, a reminder they say that even smaller objects threatening earth should be a wake-up call. >> we knew factually we lived in a celestial falling rock zone, but friday taught us, reminded us that we live in a shooting gallery, in fact, we got into a crossfire. >> reporter: the power of the universe on display here on earth. michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. >>> with sadness and curiosity, people in south africa turned to their televisions tonight to watch the young woman who was shot to death allegedly at the hands of famed olympic runner oscar pistorius. two days after the killing, the pistorius family had more to say about that shooting. nbc's michelle kosinski is in south africa again for us tonight. >> reporter: hi, lester. oscar pistorius' family
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